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Offline navigator1946

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Hot dct gearbox
« on: April 18, 2019, 01:42:29 PM »
I've noticed that the clutch cover on my 2015 model dct gearbox gets very hot during a run. I ride in Sport mode all the time and the box functions normally. I have a 2k mile trip coming up and I'm just a little concerned. Anyone else noticed it? Should I have it checked out?
« Last Edit: April 18, 2019, 01:44:44 PM by navigator1946 »
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 08:50:08 PM »
Mine is a 2016 and I'm not sure how you define hot.  I have commuted in stop and go traffic at 40C without issues to date.

Did a road trip through the desert loaded like a mule in the mid 30C's.
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2019, 08:48:03 PM »
Whats your definition of hot...
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 04:14:11 PM »
Very hot to the touch, so much that I cannot hold my hand on the casing.
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 06:02:52 PM »
How is your oil level? (although a Honda never uses a drip of oil)
But it is the same oil as the engine so the whole engine will have the same temperature :084:
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 04:19:25 PM »
I wouldn't consider it an issue myself.  There's not bloody much of my bike I can touch here on a hot day, before I start it..  I certainly can't hold my hand anything on the engine after a ride.  Maybe 1 or 2 of the plastic covers.
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 04:26:00 PM »
 :0461:

I've just put my BBQ meat thermometer into my hot bike  :001:
~90°C or 194°F

Dont know if it really touched the hot oil, the tip was a bit greasy though.
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Re: Hot dct gearbox
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2019, 09:22:47 AM »
It's supposed to be hot. Remember it has hot engine oil circulating through it.

 


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